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Christmas Bubble Ring

 Christmas Bubble Ring
Family and friends will think you fussed when they catch sight of this impressive bread. But frozen dough gives this round loaf a quick and easy start. —Carolyn Stafford, Stratton, Ontario
8-10 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup maraschino cherries, halved

Directions

  • In a saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar and cinnamon; cook and
  • stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Cool. Cut dough into
  • 1-in. pieces. Spread a fourth of the syrup mixture over the bottom
  • of a greased 10-in. tube pan. Sprinkle with half of the pecans and
  • cherries and a third of the dough. Repeat layers once. Top with half
  • of the remaining syrup and remaining dough; drizzle with remaining
  • syrup. Cover with greased plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Remove plastic
  • wrap. Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes. Immediately invert bread
  • onto a serving platter. Serve warm. Yield: 8-10 servings.